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    Posted: 2 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    "Gezundheit!!", I hear you say. Thanks, but no, actually Basbousa is the name of a sweet, and a delicious one at that. There are many versions all over North Africa. Why do I mention this? Another 'ask Kurma' submission, of course. If you go to google and key in 'ask cooking', you'll find me, a few links down. Remarkable. I receive 2 or 3 a day, from around the world. T R from Paris, France asks: "I really would like to do semolina cake but not sure how to do. Thank you." Here's my recipe...
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    Posted: 2 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
      Last night I was with one of our forty local groups here in London. This particular sanga, as we call our groups, was at a suburban home in the shadow of the massive arch of the new Wembley Stadium, which dominates the skyline around here. The group members were preparing for a ‘Japa Marathon’ – an event they hold every time an ekadasi coincides with a Sunday. The idea is very simple. Sunday is the day off in Britain, ekadasi is the day for extra rounds of maha-mantra...
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    Posted: 2 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    Here's a recipe that never made it to any of my cookbooks. It might feature in future publications of mine, though frankly I think that my current four cookbooks are 'it' for this lifetime. Israeli Warm Salad of Roasted Pumpkin, Spinach and Zhoug Zhoug, a well-loved spice paste with Israeli-Yemenite origins, is made of fresh and dried ground spices and herbs, and is used in much the same way as Moroccan harissa. It keeps well under a layer of oil in the refrigerator. Served with warm...
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    Posted: 2 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
      Last night I was with one of our forty local groups here in London. This particular sanga, as we call our groups, was at a suburban home in the shadow of the massive arch of the new Wembley Stadium, which dominates the skyline around here. The group members were preparing for a ‘Japa Marathon’ – an event they hold every time an ekadasi coincides with a Sunday. The idea is very simple. Sunday is the day off in Britain, ekadasi is the day for extra rounds of maha-mantra...
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    Posted: 2 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    It's been over a year since I baked my last sourdough loaf. I am hoping to re-commence soon. Here's some photos of my last sourdough adventure here in my Sydney kitchen, and some rationale behind sourdough as opposed to commercial yeasted bread. It might re-enliven any old sourdough bakers out there. Firstly I start with my flour. In this case I added flax seeds and black sesame. Salt is a very important addition for successful leavening. Purified water goes in next. Then the most...
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